A strategic mantra

If you had to choose one strategic mantra for your business, project or initiative, the chanting of “clarity, clarity, clarity” might be your best choice. It is surprising, however, how often this very simple idea is never chanted, or even considered, as we busily go about our daily routine with our team, our project development, our production and our communication.

Clarity begins with the core vision of our project, a vision that everyone involved needs to understand and share in order to fully participate and use their skills to their maximum potential. Clarity is also key for the smooth choreography of a team of people working together. People must understand their role, what is expected of them, timelines, goals, as well as the roles of the other members of the team.

This is one of the most common oversights experienced in countless projects in all parts of the world. Why? Because achieving clarity is a highly refined skill and is not always easy. As a matter of fact, it can take quite a bit of effort – beginning with the conscious desire of the project’s leader. However, when the hard work is done, and the difficult moments have passed, the strongest and most effective enterprises are created; attitudes change, output improves and people reach commonly shared goals together. It works. And things get easier from there.

The artist Gary Larson gets it. So pick up a metaphorical paintbrush and start clarifying.

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